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Sangakkara's ODI record among List A records shattered by India's Jagadeesan



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Numerous world records were broken during the List A clash between Indian domestic sides Tamil Nadu and Arunachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Monday.

Team and individual List A records tumbled as Tamil Nadu posted a mammoth 506/2, owing to a double century from Narayan Jagadeesan and a century from B Sai Sudharsan, in their Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Arunachal Pradesh at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

Batting first, Tamil Nadu openers Sai Sudharsan and Jagadeesan put on a record-breaking 416-run stand for the first wicket. Previously, the record was held by Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who combined to score 372 runs for the second wicket in 2015 against Zimbabwe.

Once Sudarshan fell, Jagadeesan continued the carnage and went on to record the highest-ever List A score in history. He went past both the men's record held by Alistair Brown (268) as well as the women's high score by Sripali Weerakkody (271*) en route to his 141-ball 277.

He got to the 200-run mark in just 114 balls, which is the joint-fastest List A double hundred. He now shares the record with Australia's Travis Head, who took as many balls to score his double ton against Queensland in the Marsh Cup in October 2021.

Narayan Jagadeesan has been on a roll lately with scores of 128, 168, 107 and 114* in his last four games for Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare trophy. His double-hundred today makes him the first player in List A history to score five consecutive centuries, going past the legendary Kumar Sangakkara, South Africa's Alviro Petersen and up-and-coming India star Devdutt Padikkal, all of whom have scored four hundreds on the trot.

Team records were not spared either as England's world-record List A total of 498/4 against the Netherlands in June lasted only a little over five months. Tamil Nadu finished their innings on 506/2, now the highest List A total in the world.

At the time of writing, Arunachal Pradesh are 11/2 in seven overs. Should Tamil Nadu dismiss them for 159 or lesser, they will also break the 32-year-old record for the highest margin of victory in List A cricket. Somerset currently hold the record for when they beat Devon in the National Westminster Bank Trophy in 1990.